The name Carver is a boy's name of English origin meaning "wood carver". Carver and is often added to lists like Literary Baby Names Inspired by Authors and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop Your Least Favorite - B/G Twins with middles".
From the experts:
Carver is an occupational name with an artistic bent, as is the newly arrived Painter, which has a fresher feel than the 1990's Carter. It also has eminent last-name links to botanist and educator George Washington Carver and short story master Raymond Carver.
Carver appears as a character in the R. D. Blackmore classic Lorna Doone.